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Aging and Elder Care
Use these resources to research different aspects of aging and the care of the elderly.
Web Resources for Aging and Geriatric Care
NIH Senior Health
From the National Institutes of Health (NIH), this easy-to-use website features basic health and wellness information for older adults. It even offers a spoken language feature, and allows increases in contrast, as well as size of type, for easier viewing.
National Institute on Aging - National Institutes of Health
This site provides varied information on healthy aging, medical conditions, caregiving, clinical trials and sponsored research. Numerous resources and publications are listed, with some of the material offered in Spanish language version.
MedlinePlus: Seniors' Health
Created by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), this site contains numerous links to reliable information throughout the web. Review latest news, overviews of senior health issues, research, statistics, organizations, and more.
Internet Journal of Geriatrics and Gerotology
This is peer-reviewed, open access journal with articles relating to various aspects of aging, research, public health, geriatric and elder care.
Oregon.gov: Seniors and People with Physical Disabilities
Provided by the Oregon Department of Human Services, this site gives information and resources on senior and assistance programs for the elderly and those with physical disabilities.
Heath Law - Legal Information Institute (LII)
Developed by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School, this section presents an overview and relevant resources relating to health care law.
Administration on Aging
Produced by the Department of Health and Human Services, information here is available on elders and families, aging statistics, home and community-based services.
The AGS Foundation for Heatlh in Aging
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Foundation offers information on the health and care of older adults. See "Aging in the Know", as well as sections on elder care at home, and a physician referral guide.
Healthy Aging - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides health information for older adults, data and statistics, resources and publications, information on health disparities as well as their Healthy Brain Initiative.
This is the official US government site for people with Medicare. It contains information on Medicare health plans, drug benefits, links to state information, and long term care options.
Family Caregiver Alliance
Information, services and support for caregivers and families of those with chronic, often disabling health conditions. Some fact sheets are offered in different languages. Also provided are statistics, public policy data and reports.
Caregivers will find helpful resources here on health topics, financial and legal concerns, and health care administration. Search for senior housing and assisted living facilities within a given geographic area.
These professional organizations are among those that provide useful resources, as well as membership information if applicable, in the areas of geriatric health care.
American Nursing Association
The American Nurses Association is a large professional organization representing nurses in various fields. Their site contains areas on geriatric care, including professional practice, nursing ethics, and health care policy.
American Society on Aging
Based in San Francisco, membership consists of practitioners, educators, administrators, researchers, and students. They offer professional education, publications, and various programs surrounding aging and elder care. One particular focus is on diversity in the aging population.
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
This association focuses on advancing education on aging and geriatrics, developing and sponsoring educational and training initiatives. See publications and resources available.
The Gerontological Society of America
This interdisciplinary organization is devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. Information is given on a number of journals published. Also see sections for Students and Careers, as well as "Web Links" under Resources.
National Gerontological Nursing Association
The NGNA is dedicated to the clinical care of older adults across diverse care settings; members include clinicians, educators, and researchers. Review their site for relevant news, events, committees, chapters and resources.